ABOUT THE GROWTH EQUATION
We think about success all wrong. Health and wellness is a $4.2 trillion dollar industry. Throw performance in there and we're talking over $6 trillion dollars, or half the entire GDP of China. And yet, as individuals and communities, people are struggling to be well and sustain success without burning out. The problem is simple: so much of what the health, wellness, and success industry is selling doesn't work. If it did, it wouldn't be a trillion dollar industry. Regardless of what the marketers or self-improvement gurus want you to think, wellness is not a lotion, potion, or pill; you can't "hack" your way to success.
The Growth Equation was founded by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness to be a signal amidst so much noise. We are dedicated to bringing you pragmatic, no-nonsense information, tools, and practices to help you cultivate a more enduring and fulfilling kind of success. We know there is demand for this. Our over 200,000 copies sold and translation into 15 languages of our bestselling books, our 20,000 newsletter subscribers, and our many world-class coaching and speaking clients are proof. We want to keep exploring and sharing the stuff that actually works, both with our intimate community and more broadly too.
When it comes to striving for success, we believe it as much about the process and path as it is about the destination. It is our hope that our writing, practices, podcast, and other tools will help you as you walk.
About Brad and Steve
In addition to Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, their writing and opinions have been featured in national outlets including The New York Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Wired, CNN, NPR, BBC, Forbes, ESPN, and Outside Magazine.
Brad Stulberg is an internationally known researcher, writer, and coach on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success. He is bestselling author of The Practice of Groundedness, Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Forbes, and more, and he is a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, Brad works with executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, and physicians on their performance and well-being.
Steve Magness writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. He is a performance coach, working with athletes, entrepreneurs, executives and teams on mental skills development. He's worked with professional teams in the NBA and MLB, as well as numerous Olympic athletes. He serves as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University and his writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Wired, Outside, NY Magazine, and Forbes. He has a master's degree from George Mason University.